GLADIATOR

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Chewie15, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Chewie15

    Chewie15 Sr Member

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    "Brothers, what we do in life... echoes in eternity."

    Hi Everyone.

    I was having some fun with a 1:1 bust of Crowe I sculpted about 2 years ago by making him Maximus from 'Gladiator'. I just sculpted some hair on my bald bust and here he is...

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    H
     
  2. Riskbreaker

    Riskbreaker Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sweet. Does it come with a phone?

    *ducks*




    EDIT: I should clarify that the above is a Russell Crowe joke. :)
     
  3. Lord of the props

    Lord of the props Well-Known Member

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    SWEET MAN. I would love to paint one of those and make a life size statue with complete armor and helmet.

    Howard, are you going to offer castings of that Gladiator head?
     
  4. Chewie15

    Chewie15 Sr Member

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    Thanks for looking... :)

    H
     
  5. Gator Fett

    Gator Fett Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Fantastic work as always Howard. I have always admired your work, and you continue to amaze me. PM sent for some info.

    Gator
     
  6. outlander

    outlander Sr Member

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    I would be interested. However, I don't reall Maximus being quite that grizzled in the film....


    JAS
     
  7. joeranger

    joeranger Sr Member

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    I have some interest. My wife said she wanted me to get her a new bust. :lol
    How much?
     
  8. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thats actually pretty cool looking. the top pic i mean. its like a marble or granite statue, but with gold highlights for the hair. looks like something out of the old roman/byzantine empire. very cool.

    awesome work as usaul .

    chris
     
  9. stephen210

    stephen210 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm in for one.
    Most excellent work..
    Steve
     
  10. Lello999

    Lello999 Well-Known Member

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    Looks really awesome. Great work. Will there be a helmet for it ;)

    Domenik
     
  11. RacerX

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    Doesn't look like R. Crowe at all to me. More like Lee Majors(aka Six Million Dollar man)
     
  12. Chewie15

    Chewie15 Sr Member

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    Wow. You nailed it... it was really a Lee Majors bust. Man... you sure do have a great eye, don't you? :confused

    In all fairness I do not think this is my best likeness, it was done about two years ago and later this week I'll be posting my latest which looks much closer to the subject...

    ...but DUDE.. That's fricking rude.

    H
     
  13. Gilmortar

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    Thats funny Racer X, i don't think it looks like Lee Majors at all...I think it looks like Maximus Desimus Aridius.

    Awesome work again Chewie...this would really look good w/ the opening scene armor im making...


    Yeah, but seriously, way to make a good impression on a powerful Vet here at RPF Racer X...good job...really...
     
  14. RacerX

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    Rude?Why? Cause I said I didn't like it? No offense meant. I just look at this piece and can't see Crowe in there, sorry.
     
  15. Jawafive

    Jawafive Sr Member

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    a powerful rpf vet? since when did anyone here become 'powerful' because of how long they've been here? If he's such a powerful vet he can take care of himself and doesn't need someone else chiming in for him(which he already did). Maybe Racer X didn't have the best way about presenting his opinion, but you were just as rude to go in and blast a new member because he made a mistake. Way to show how members who've been here a while treat others. Great job.
     
  16. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I gotta say this. Chewie, I love your work, always have. But this is an open forum. People are allowed to state their opinions. The guy didn't say it looks like crap. He just said he didn't like it. I don't feel there was anything rude about it.
     
  17. Chewie15

    Chewie15 Sr Member

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    Seriously... I see about 75% of the stuff on here I think looks like doodoo, am to say it looks like doodoo? I have a tad more respect for people that work their butts off.

    I also had the right to say what I said...

    H
     
  18. rocketeer25

    rocketeer25 Sr Member

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    Guys... I've had a chat with Howard, and he assures me that this is just a show-off thread. :)

    Please no more "I'm interested" or "I want one" posts.

    Thanks.

    Lonnie
     
  19. camper

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    Hey Howard,

    This piece looks SWEET man. :)

    I would love to sling some paint on this bad boy. B)

    °Jeff

    camper
     
  20. Lord of the props

    Lord of the props Well-Known Member

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    Then we are now 6 interested from what I have read on this thread :rolleyes
     
  21. Geniepants

    Geniepants Well-Known Member

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    I'd say that it's a pretty good likeness (it's a * site better than anything I could do), not seeing Lee Majors at all. :) Do you have other Gladiator props you'll be showing this off with? (helmet, gladius, etc) I can't wait to see your new and improved sculpt. Keep up the good work.
     
  22. PHArchivist

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    Sh.t I thought it was Kirk Douglas...


    (Get it -- gladiator movies... Ah never mind.)


    Seriously, I have a foot in both camps.

    Folks on this board should not be concerned with or afraid of voicing their honest opinions. It's nice to have some balance to the compliments.

    On the other hand, tact and constructive critiscm will go much farther than crass or half-baked remarks...
     
  23. PHArchivist

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    Oh, and H, I think this IS actually one of your better likenesses. I think you captured him well, especially in the mouth. I'd love to see a paint-up with the Factory X helmet plopped on top.
     
  24. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Great work as always Howard :thumbsup
     
  25. OldKen

    OldKen Master Member

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    umm

    howard all your stuff is the shiz bro.

    and to "the batman" how is what you said any better...

    but yeah though, show some respect racerX, if you see someones work that you dont like you dont have to bash it... you dont have to say anything.

    remember kids opinions are like buttholes...

    everyone has one, and most of them stink.

    howard is honestly one of the best sculptors ive ever seen, aside from him and wampa, that new guy (sorry bro cant remember) that did the alec guinness bust is the only guy who can compare.

    plus he said it was an old sculpt, not for that movie, and he slapped some hair on him...

    could ANYONE here do any better? :unsure

    racerX, click howard (chewie15's) link.

    that should shut you up. :thumbsup

    and howard if you stop posting new threads for your stuff id still like a PM or a link...

    and when you gonna do that ANH luke??? :love
     
  26. Anheuser

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    I like it, but all my stuff is crap so you shouldn't listen to me.

    The expression is so Capt. Jack Aubrey I have a hard time seeing him as Maximus. I don't know if its your great sculpting skill when you did the Maximus sculpt (dead on, by the way) or Russell Crow's ability to define two distinct characters with distinct expressions. Maybe both.

    Either way we all know youÂ’re probably the best portrait sculptor on the RPF. A lot of people here, including myself, bow to your skills and kiss your tail because of it. YouÂ’re the man, we all know it which is why someone in this thread has already slammed someone else for daring to critique you. At the end of the day you should know everything you touch here turns to gold.
    If you did an empty post titled My new Bust and then only posted a Gotcha. as the first post you'd probably have 100 post of "Oh, you got me." in an hour. Maybe you should let this one critique go. I think itÂ’s the first time anyone has ever said anything remotely negative about anything youÂ’ve ever done here.

    IÂ’d buy this by the way. I think its very cool.
     
  27. RacerX

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    First of all, I'm entitled to give my opinion, good or bad, as much as I want, and as much as YOU can give your "good" opinion. I didn't offend the sculptor, I simply stated that to me it didn't (and still don't) look like Crowe. Glad that some folks here noticed that.
    Yes, I checked his link and know his work. He have some nice work done, but this one, to ME, is not one of them. In my job, I see 100s of sculpts, maquettes, props, etc., everyday.
    So yes, I'm VERY used to see great sculpts in front of me.
    First thing you learn in this business is to know how to take criticism, good and bad. No one is above criticism. If YOU think it's a great sculpt and great likeness, then good for you.
     
  28. Chewie15

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    Thanks for the compliments guys..

    Really not worth fighting over anymore... like I said, I did this with crude clay over 2 years ago... kind of a fun piece to show off, that's all?

    RacerX... you really have not contributed much around here except fighting... I checked out your 7 posts and they all have to do with politics. And believe me brother I've seen FX stuff firsthand and worked with some pretty * talented guys too. I just think... when I glance at stuff on forums I see a whole lot of stuff I really have no desire in or I think looks 'off' but I just let it go... because I think it might hurt someone's feelings that really worked hard and many hours on something to just flat out say... 'that looks like B when you were trying to sculpt Z'. Get it man? I just don't see any reason to trash work when you yourself has nothing to show Pal? But like I said, everything you've posted on is politics? Funny... it's all about art man take it easy, I'd hate to see you at an abstract art showing :)

    H
     
  29. RacerX

    RacerX Well-Known Member

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    Fighting? Who am I fighting? Again, if stating my honest opinion about your sculpture it's a fight for you, then that's your problem. And if you can't take criticism, then stop showing your work. Is not everyone that will agree with you or think that everything you do is good. It's called opinion. And let's not start talking about art and etiquette here, OK? If you really want to go _there_, I can tell you about MANY things I don't think it's art or good conduct in this business.
    And don't ask me to show my work, I ain't a sculptor. I have some that works for me, though.
    Again, you are making a big deal of something only cause I didn't say what you wanted to hear. Learn to take criticism and accept other people opinions, please.
     
  30. Hadleys Hope

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    Hopefully we can fix this in editing.


    Peace,

    Paul
     
  31. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    I thought it look like Russell, even when it was bald... Guess its just me.. Great work as always Howard... :thumbsup
     

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